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Updated: May 24, 2016
2015-16: Played in six games ... Logged 31 plays, seven on offense and 24 on special teams ... Recorded a tackle against NC State ... Appeared in games against Ohio State, Furman, Purdue, East Carolina, N.C. State and Miami.
2014-15: Played in 12 games … Logged 229 plays, 81 on offense and 148 on special teams … Carried the ball 19 times on the season for 93 yards … Also had seven receptions for 19 yards … Saw action on offense and special teams in the opener against William & Mary … Ran the ball four times for 38 yards and returned two kickoffs for 43 yards at Ohio State … Caught three passes for 13 yards against East Carolina … Saw action at receiver and on special teams against Georgia Tech and Western Michigan … Ran the ball twice and caught two passes for 20 total yards, also recovered a fumble at North Carolina … Contributed on special teams and on offense, running the ball once for 5 yards and returning a kickoff for 9 yards, at Pitt … Saw action at receiver and returned a kickoff 58 yards against Miami … Was in at receiver and on special teams against Boston College … Ran the ball twice for 13 yards at Duke … Had 10 yards on five rushes at Wake Forest … Ran the ball once for 8 yards and was also in on ten special teams plays in the win over Virginia … Was suspended for the Military Bowl against Cincinnati.
2013-14: Was redshirted … Worked with the scout team as a wide receiver … Posted a 300-pound bench press, a 365-pound front squat and a 37.5-inch vertical jump in fall max testing to earn Iron Hokie honors.
High School: Played for long-time coach Mike Smith at Hampton High … Listed as the No. 28 prospect in Virginia by Rivals … Ranked as the No. 509 overall player in the country by PrepStar … Rated the No. 29 prospect in Virginia by The Roanoke Times … Ranked as the No. 24 player in Virginia in SuperPrep’s preseason issue … Ranked as the No. 50 cornerback in the country and the No. 25 player in his state by 247Sports … Listed as the No. 114 wide receiver in the country by Scout … Ranked as the No. 120 “athlete” in the country, the No. 130 player in his region and the No. 32 player in the state by ESPN Recruiting Nation … A first-team All-Eastern Region selection at defensive back and second-team at quarterback … A first-team All-Peninsula District selection at both quarterback and defensive back … Named to the Daily Press All-Star Squad as a first-team quarterback after accounting for 2,168 yards (1,141 rushing, 1,027 passing) and 29 touchdowns … First-team All-757 … Caught 15 passes for 462 yards and three touchdowns as a receiver his junior year … Also played running back and carried the ball 40 times for 287 yards and two touchdowns his junior season.
Personal: Deon Javelle Newsome … Born Feb. 5, 1995 in Newport News, Va. … Son of Myron Newsome and Aisha Rogers … Father played football at Tech … Has two younger brothers and also has two stepsisters and a stepbrother … Cousin of former Hokie player Tyrel Wilson … Majoring in residential environments and design.